I dropped Oriole off early this morning, said goodbye to her (ouch, ouch, ouch…that’s the hard part of raising service pups!) and went to get a cup of coffee. Sort of my cure for anything…a good cup of coffee.

The barista guy who was making my latte said he was finishing up his last day, heading back to college. Another customer mentioned that his daughter had just left for college. He put his hand against his heart, as if it hurt.

Ah, the end of summer. This time of year is filled with goodbyes.

When I got back in the house, I nearly stumbled over a bottle of shampoo that had been mysteriously removed from my shower and deposited in the family room.

See? I’m going to miss that kind of stuff!

Lovely review of Copper Fire today at Historical Novel Review. I loved her last comment: “A must read historical novel likely destined for more literary awards.”

Even better than a cup of coffee!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Joanna says:

    I would love to sit down for a cup of coffee with you!

    And I’m going to suggest to my youngest that she raise guide dog/puppies–a perfect job for her since she adores them so much. She thought she’d like to work at Petco when she grows up, but I am going to nudge her in the guide dog direction.